Having established herself firmly on the shelf, spinster Jane Downing has decided that she wants to take a lover if only for one night of pleasure. Having spent years not being seen, she would like one night where someone "sees" her and who better than Xavier Grey one of the few man that has intrigued her. Learning that he is leaving for his cottage in Essex, Jane follows him with seduction on her mind.
Xavier wants nothing more than to be out of the spotlight and to forget what he did during the war. He can't believe that Jane has followed him and is intend on seduction. As attracted to Jane as he is, she doesn't know all the terrible things he has done. He doesn't feel like he deserves to be the one to take Jane's special gift.
Can Jane talk Xavier into one night of passion?
Loved this story! Ever since Xavier spoke up in The Earl's Defiant Wallflower, I thought he had a wicked sense of humor (what a time to finally speak!!). As with the other books in the series, Ridley has me laughing out loud and so engrossed in the story that I couldn't put it down until it was finished. This series is definitely in the top 5 of my all time favorite reads!
I can't wait to see what Ridley has in store for us when the next book in the series, The Major's Faux Fiancee, comes out in June!